Saif Khan & Kareena Kapoor baby name 'Jeh' draws controversy

14 Jul 2021
Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan face criticism for naming their second son ‘Jeh’.
Kareena Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan face criticism for naming their second son ‘Jeh’.

Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor's new baby boy's name has sparked controversy. Kapoor’s father, Randhir Kapoor, confirmed last week that the actors have named their second son ‘Jeh’.

The couple welcomed their second son on February 21st and they are yet to make a statement about the name. Before Jeh, they also considered naming the infant ‘Mansoor’, after Khan’s late father Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi according to various Indian media outlets.

On the birth of their first son Taimur, the couple faced a backlash on the internet for naming him after Timur, the Muslim conquerer.

Jeh is a Parsi name, which means ‘to come’. Astrologer Kashish Parashar told indianexpress.com, “It is a very nice and positive name; the name means that the baby would bring a lot of joy in their life and the world.” However, fans on the internet had something else to say.

It seems like the couple faced a backlash again for being ‘anti Hindu’ and giving their son a Muslim name.

With reference to Taimur, a number of memes surfaced on Twitter, targeting the fame of the toddler.

It seems that having two boys also motivated Kapoor to write her own book on pregnancy. The actress revealed in an instagram post that she will be publishing her book “Kareena Kapoor’s Pregnancy Bible”.